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A Conversation About Suicide Prevention

Join us at our live, online event on October 22!


Thursday, October 22 | 6 – 7 p.m.

Learn why youth are in crisis and what you can do to help.

Register today

Please RSVP by October 8th.

Please join YES CEO, David W. Downing, and special guest Kevin Hines, suicide survivor, best-selling author, filmmaker, and mental health advocate for this critical conversation addressing youth suicide awareness and prevention.

Suicide among young people continues to be a serious problem. Nationally, suicide is the second leading cause of death among children, adolescents, and young adults age 15 to 24. Each day an average of 3,703 young people in grades 9-12 attempt to end their lives.

Join us for this critical conversation.

This event is for your viewing and listening pleasure. You will not be on camera.

Be a lifeline for youth in crisis!

Register today


David W. Downing, LASW, CDPT  joined YES as its Chief Operating Officer in 2006, and has been the Chief Executive Officer since May of 2020. David is both a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Child Mental Health Specialist, with over 25 years of leadership in the non-profit sector. David holds a Certificate in Fundraising Management from the University of Washington, and a Master’s degree in Psychology from Seattle Pacific University. He serves on several boards including the Alliance of Eastside Agencies, and the National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI) Washington State. In addition, he has been nationally recognized by the Child Welfare League of America for his work and advocacy for youth in the child welfare system.

Kevin Hines is an award-winning global speaker, best-selling author, documentary filmmaker, and suicide prevention and mental health advocate who has reached millions with his story of an unlikely survival and his strong will to live. Two years after he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, he attempted to take his life by jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge. Kevin now travels the world sharing his story of hope, healing, and recovery while teaching people of all ages the art of wellness and the ability to survive pain with true resilience.


Suicide: The Ripple Effect

In 2018, Kevin released his documentary “Suicide: The Ripple Effect,” which chronicles his personal journey and the ripple effect it has on those who have been impacted by his suicide attempt and his life’s work since. View the trailer below.

Unable to Attend?

If you are unable to attend the event, please consider a recurring monthly or one-time gift to save a young life and ensure that everyone seeking help receives the mental health and substance use counseling and treatment they urgently need, regardless of their ability to pay.



Contact Becca Holbrook at or 425-586-2318.

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